If you have a local event coming up, email the details to You can also fax it to 360-423-1554 or mail/bring it to 1130 14th Avenue, Longview WA 98632. Contact information is required. Emailed text is our preferred format. At least two weeks notice is highly recommended. We reserve the right to include events as space and time allow.



Kelso School District Summer Meals Program: Click Here for details

Until Further Notice:R Square D Square Dance Club meets monthly at Kelso Senior Center, 106 NW 8th Avenue in Kelso. For more information, including dance days and times, go to

Until Further Notice:Help Warehouse, a program of Lower Columbia CAP, is asking for donations of paper bags. CAP uses 600 bags each month for its USDA Commodities program, a federally funded food supplement program for low-income families and seniors. The commodities are bagged and delivered to 14 distribution sites in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties on the third Tuesday of each month. Paper bags can be dropped off at the CAP building, 1526 Commerce Avenue in Longview, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. For more information, call CAP at 360-425-3430 extension 252 or visit


Until Further Notice:Additional event information from the City of Longview can be found at


Use your Longview Library card to check out tickets to see local theater productions for free.  Tickets will be available  for upcoming programs by Stageworks Northwest and the Columbia Theatre.  Tickets are first come first served!!




The Volunteer Group at the Kelso Train Depot is welcoming aboard new volunteers willing to help staff the depot during business hours.

There are three four-hour shifts at the train depot every day of the week.

Anyone 21 years of age and older are welcome to volunteer.

Applications for depot volunteering are available for pick-up at the train depot.

If you have any questions, please contact Ron Baker,Train Depot Volunteer Training Coordinator at 423-6015.
















































































































Longview Church of Christ will also be hosting a ‘Jamaica Me Crazy Bazaar’ on Saturday December 7th from 9a-3p.

Bake sale items will be avaialable to purchase.

The tables are $20 per table and the proceeds from the table rentaland bake sale support the church’s 2020 Mission Trip to Jamaica.

Please contact Jonni Stone @ 360-967-2290 for more information and for table reservation.






















Journey Seventh Day Adventist Church presents
 “Health Fair for Kids & Families” on Nov. 17, Sunday, 1-4pm at 1185 Westside Highway, Kelso Washington.
A day full of fun, games, raffle, arts& crafts, giveaways, massage treatment and so much more!
This event is free and open to  public. Free lunch will be served.
Go to for more details.




Service members… veterans.. and family.. get the vital information you need at the Cowlitz County Veterans Stand Down and Expo Monday, November 18th  from ten am til two pm at 9-0-2 Grade Street in Kelso. Social Security info, employment, V-A enrollment, medical and mental health resources, treatment counseling, family services, legal assistance along with free haircuts, flu shots and more.  For more info go to Cowlitz veterans stand down dot com.



The YMCA’s 4th Annual Grandparents/Grandchildren Ball will be held on Saturday, November 23rd @ the Monticello Hotel Ballroom from 6p-8p

Make your plans to come and spend an enchanted evening there.

Great raffle prizes  to be drawn and snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Get your tickets fast. Limited seating is available!

You may purchase tickets @ the YMCA or at the door.

Bell Studios will be on hand to take that special photo for generations to come!!

DJ Music will be provided at the event,

All proceeds from the event will support the YMCA Goodtymes Program.

To get more info, be sure and contact the Y @ 360-423-4770.



The 42nd Annual  ‘Stuff the Bus’ Toy & Non-Perishable Food Drive will be on Saturday November 30th from 8a-4p @ 2 locations   The 7th Avenue Walmart and Target.

Accepting donations.

Proceeds benefit Jumbo’s Toy Run & Lower Columbia Cap Food Warehouse.

Sponsored by the Kelso School District Transportation Department.




The Artisan Guild of Mt. St. Helens presents its Annual Holiday Faire

Come join the fun ‘ Thursday & Friday December 5th & 6th.  @ Cassava Cafe,on the corner of 14th & Broadway in Longview.

Hours on Thursday will be from 9a-5p and for Friday 9a-4p

There will be local artists, Glass Work,Jewelry,Silversmithing,Fabric Art,Wood Working,Photography, Up-cycled Art.

A perfect event to take part of this holiday season.

All proceeds from the event will help benefit the Humane Society of Cowlitz County.




The Longview Gingerbread Haus Contest is back for the 8th year, and organizers are hoping for a surge of entries to re-energize the Dec.7th event. Held downtown every year on the first  Saturday of December–the same day as the Longview Christmas Parade.

Sponsored by the Longview Downtowners  and hosted by Teague’s Interiors, the contest is free to enter and open to all ages and skill levels in a variety of categories.

Gingerbread Artist Gail Wells will return to judge the contest.

Public viewing is @ Teague’s Interiors on that Saturday December 7th, 1267 Commerce Avenue from Noon to 7p. Judging is @ 2p. with Awards @ 3p.

The Longview Christmas Parade starts @ 5p

All entrants must submit a registration form by Nov. 30th.

Registration forms and contest rules are available for download on Facebook at “Longview Gingerbread Haus Contest” and on the Longview Downtowners web page,

Registration forms and contest rules may be picked up at Teague’s Interiors or the Columbia River Reader, 1333 14th Avenue in Longview.

Entries must be dropped off @ Teague’s Interiors between 10a-Noon on Dec. 7th.

Entries must be picked up on Monday Dec. 9th between 10a-4p unless other arrangements are made.

For more information contact Jamie Bayer

Home Phone 360-423-5783

Cell Phone 817-320-6203

or e-mail to jamie



‘Breakfast with Santa’ an annual winter time treat for the whole family! Saturday December 14th 8:30-10a or 10:45a-12:15p presented by Grant’s in the Monticello Hotel Ballroom.

Enjoy a pancake breakfast , make and take crafts, scavenger hunt, face painting, and Oregon-based family performer Red Yarn and his Critter puppets who weaves folksongs and puppetry into a high energy show for all ages!

All this fun included in the ticket price of $9 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Each family receives one complimentary picture with Santa.

To register or for more information please call Longview Recreation @ 360-442-5400 or go online @

This event is sponsored by Comcast and Interfor Lumber.






Al-Anon Public Service Announcement

If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, Al-Anon Family Groups can help you do something about it.

Give yourself the gift of Al-Anon, it is free and confidential.

Today, many Al-Anon members, regardless of age or relationship to the alcoholic, are finding serenity despite a friend or family member with an active drinking problem.

For information about Al-Anon meetings in this area call:

1-888-425-2666 or go to






































































































































Make a difference in the life of a family caregiver. The Alzheimer’s Association is currently recruiting volunteers  to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Longview.

Interested in learning more? Contact Linda Whiteside, Director of Community Support at 1800-848-7097 or 206-529-3875,

You can also e-mail Linda at